Re: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] Egg Production

From: Melina B.
Sent on: Monday, November 18, 2013 8:45 AM
yes, I provide light on a timer that goes on at dusk and off at around 8 or 8:30. I use led's or fluorescent bulbs. I dont think it hurts them at all. They also need a little more protein in the winter, You can either supplement with chicken kibble (farmer's helper as 1/10th of their ration) or just some dog kibble.


On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 6:41 AM, Joanne Brogan <[address removed]> wrote:
 
Egg production has fallen off this week.  I suspect it is due to shortened day light.
Do you provide artificial light for your girls? what kind and what time?
 
Or do you allow them a break from laying for the winter?
 
This is our first winter with hens, so suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance
 
Joanne
 
 
In a message dated 11/15/2013 7:06:53 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
Try Animal Farm in Manorville NY


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 5:35 PM, Dr. Jackie Penny <[address removed]> wrote:
If the farmers at the market doesn't work out, you may want to try a farm rescue such as Farm Sanctuary.  Also there's one in Woodstock NY and probably others.  Just google New York Farm Sanctuaries.  If I were a farm sanctuary I would be interested in a silkie rooster.  Silkies are so unique.  My little female gets all the attention from guests. 

Good luck.  :)

 Jackie Penny, LVT, CAAB
MSc. Animal Science; PhD. Feline Behavior
Feline Behavior Research Specialist (Wild & Domestic)
 

 




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